Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mono/Snail pulls & Scissor/Cell Phone charm 10,000 hits GIVEAWAY!!

I am only 15 hits away from 10,000! woohoo! So it's time to celebrate! I thought since I make jewelry, I'd try my hand at making some clip-on mono pulls. They are so handy. How many times do you have your desk in disarray, you're searching & searching for your mono/snail adhesive & just can't find it, until you look under your cardstock & voila there it is. No more searching if you clip one of these on your clothes!

These little scissor charms come in handy especially when you're at a crop or event & need to be able to find your scissors and not have them mistaken for someone else's!
NOW for the giveaway - I want to give away a set!!!* (*mono & scissors are not included, and you may receive a different style than the ones featured in this post) Please leave a comment on this post & share with me your favorite crock pot or soup/stew recipe. I LOVE cooking in the crock pot during the FALL/WINTER and I have my favorite 3 (and just got another - Chicken Tortilla Soup from Heather at a Secret Garden Grows Here) Which was great, by the way! I will share my all-time favorite one with you: I will draw a winner on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. (central time). Please leave your email or be sure you have an active link from your blog so I can email you for your address.
Black Bean & Sausage Posole, which I made for the gals who attended my World Card-Making Day event on Saturday and everyone loved it.
Black Bean and Sausage Posole

12 oz Jimmy Dean sausage
(2) 14.5 oz cans low salt chicken broth
15 oz can black beans- rinsed & drained
14.5 oz can golden hominy
(1.5) 14.5 oz cans Mexican style tomatoes
1 cup loose-pack hash brown potatoes
1/2cup chopped green pepper (1/2 pepper)
1/3 cup chopped onion (1/2 onion)
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder

In a large saucepan, brown the sausage - drain fat.
Add to the crock pot along with remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4
love to eat with Jif Corn Bread (2 boxes) jazzed up with a can of cream style corn, shredded cheese & small can of green chilies (I only added 1/3 cup milk & 2 eggs to the mix) and it was AWESOME!
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13 comments on "Mono/Snail pulls & Scissor/Cell Phone charm 10,000 hits GIVEAWAY!!"

Kathy on 1:16 PM CDT said...

So cute!!!!! I'm not entering because I don't cook :-) but if I can find my chili recipe, I'll be back and post it since it's awesome and is one thing that I like to make.

Lynn Mercurio on 1:31 PM CDT said...

My favorite crock pot recipe is something I call hobo stew...into the pot put 7 oz roast beef seasoned with s & p, 1 whole white onion, 4 to 6 small potatos, celery, carrots, mushrooms, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, water, and another other seasonings your family loves (great way to get rid of leftover veggies too)...cook on low for 6 hours. This translates to fix-in-morning, and when you come home from work, dinner is served!

I'd love to win one, either or both of these fabulous items...lol

NC on 4:02 PM CDT said...

Hey Donna!
Adorable blog candy!

I'm into chili in the last couple of years. Here's a recipe that I found online and love!

White Bean Chicken Chili

* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1 pound diced, cooked chicken meat
* 1 onion, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
* 1 (18.75 ounce) can tomatillos, drained and chopped
* 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
* 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles
* 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seed
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1 (15 ounce) can white beans
* 2 ears fresh corn
* salt to taste
* ground black pepper to taste
* 1 lime, sliced


1. Heat oil, and cook onion and garlic until soft.
2. Stir in broth, tomatillos, tomatoes, chilies, and spices. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add corn, chicken, and beans; simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve with these toppings for people to choose from: limes, cilantro, cheese, avocado, sour cream, and tortilla chips.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) on 4:33 PM CDT said...

Oh YUMMY! I LOVE cooking in the crock pot. There are so many things I love to cook in it, but I think my favorite because it's just so darn easy and it's a dessert, is Caramel Pie!

1 14oz can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1 6oz package reduced-fat graham cracker crust
1 8oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 1.4oz milk chocolate-crisp butter toffee candy bar (Heath or Skor), coarsely chopped

1. Pour milk into a 2 cup glass measure; cover with foil. Place in 3-4qt electric slow cooker. Add very hot water to slow cooker to reach level of milk in measure. Cover slow cooker with lid; cook on low-heat setting 9 hours (milk should be the color of caramel).

2. Pour carmelized milk into crust; let cool. Spread whipped topping over pie, and sprinkle with chopped candy bar.

Wife2TJ on 5:30 PM CDT said...

Just wanted to comment that those scissor charms are absolutely adorable!

Angel Wilde on 6:51 PM CDT said...

My favorite crock pot recipe is Taco Soup, probably similiar to Tortilla Soup. Another is Italian Roast and I came up with this one on my own. :-)

Italian Roast

1- 3-4 lb roast
2-3 cans of stewed tomatoes w/ green pepper & onions or Italian style
3 cans whole potatoes
1 pkt of (dry) Good Seasons Italian Dressing

Place roast in crockpot and add potatoes. Mix tomoatoes and seasoning packet. Pour over roast. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Easy peasy and delicious!

jodene on 9:43 AM CDT said...

So cute of an idea. My recipie is
Shredded Beef
2 lbs roast
1 package fajita seasoning mix
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 onion
1/3 cup water
At bottom of crock pot add veggies. Cut meat into slices 1 inch thick. Add meat to pot. Mix fajita seasoning with water pour over meat. Cook on low 8 to 10 hours. Use fork to pull meat apart into shreds. Serve in taco's or on salad.

Nina on 9:57 AM CDT said...

Well, I'm into making spaghaitti sauce in my crockpot...

1 lb of hamburger
1 lb of itilan sausage (you can use two lbs of either, to your liking)
1 12 oz can of tomato paste
2 18 oz cans of diced tomatos
1 28 oz can of tomato sauce
1 onion, chopped
a few garlic cloves, chopped
various dried and fresh spices like oragano, thyme, rosemary...

brown the meat with the diced onions and garlic. Put all into a crock pot.. if using dried spices, put them in at the begining with the sauce, if using fresh, they are better put in towards the end.
Cook over low heat for 8 to 10 hours..

Please pardon my spelling, it's bad ;)

QC on 6:10 PM CDT said...

Hmmmmm.....I love my crockpot! But my stew I make the "old fashioned" way - on the stove - so it's nice and thick!

Beef Stew

2.5 pounds stew meat, or steak cut into 1” cubes
¼ - 1/3 cup flour, seasoned with s&p
1/3 cup canola or corn oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
4 cubes beef OXO
3 cups boiling water
5 potatoes, cubed
2 pounds carrots, chopped

Toss meat cubes in flour, a few at a time. Set aside.

Pour hot water over OXO cubes and let them dissolve – set aside, but keep stirring it on occasion.

To large stockpot, add oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add meat cubes and brown LIGHTLY. Remove from pot. Now, in the remaining oil (if there is none, add about 3 tablespoons), saute onion and garlic about 3 minutes, until onions are clear. Add remaining flour and mix well. Stir in OXO mixture slowly, while whisking, until it is all in and thickening. Add meat back into stockpot. Turn heat to low - simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Turn heat to medium, and add 5 cubed potatoes and 2 pounds of chopped carrots. I love to add mushrooms, especially fresh chantrelles when they are in season! Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 – 45 minutes (depends on how big your cubed potatoes are).

I’d share the dumpling recipe I use, but I’m at work and don’t have it….but I’ll tell ya, there’s NOTHING better than fresh dumplings on stew!

Kristine on 10:34 PM CDT said...

Hi Donna!!

I have no idea how to keep a post at the top--you have to date it for the future, but HOW??

Well, I for one just LOVE your cute and useful charms, but can you believe that the only crock pot recipes I have are on the back of the Banquet Crock Pot Classics. I LOVE the chicken and noodles one. :) SO EASY...just thaw the sauce, dump in the bag and cook 8 hrs. and then stir in milk and the dumplings and cook 1/2 hr. on high and it's done! This prolly doesn't qualify me though, huh?? :) {{hugs}}

Leah on 11:58 AM CDT said...

my favorite recipe is the easiest! pulled beef (or pork) sandwiches. I put a 3lb roast in the crock pot on low & pour a bottle of my favorite BBQ sauce on it.. let it cook 6-8 hours. Drain the juices out & shred the meat with 2 forks. Then pour another bottle of BBQ sauce in the crock pot & cook for another hour. I get the huge bottle of sauce at Costco & just use half at a time. serve over crusty rolls... my husband loves this! :D

mmuenchinger on 2:06 PM CDT said...

wow, these are so cute and handy! Great contest!
Best Pot Roast
Put a 3-4 pund boneless chuck roast in crock pot. Add 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1 package ddry french onion soup mix, stir. Turn on low. After 2 hours, add 1 bag baby carrots and lots of red or creamer potatoes(rinsed). Aprroximately 6 hours later, it's done! Serve with ciabbata bread and Becker Vineyards Claret. Follow up with my special apple pie recipe and vanilla ice cream(email me for it). Perfect!!!!

Tleigh said...

Good For You Soup -
(Girl Scout Campfire Soup)

1 Pkg Hotdogs (diced)
6 Carrots (sliced)
4 Potatoes (1" cubed)
1 sm Onion (diced)
6 Cups Water

Put hotdogs, carrots, onion, & potatoes in pot. Add water. Boil for 30 mins. Salt to taste.
I learned to make this at summer camp when I was 8yrs old! My family still teases me about it! Really - it is not as bad as is sounds!!!! :)

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